I had a buddy retire years ago, with a big fat 401(k) and all. For a while he played a lot of golf. I mean a whole lot of golf. Traveled, caught up on a bunch of home improvements – and finally went back to work.
Why? “Bored,” he said. But he didn’t go back to work at his old job; he wanted to do something “fun.” Now he wakes up every day way before dawn to do a morning radio show.
My brother retired, too. Took a 100% salary from a lifetime state pension loaded with benefits. Could have done anything he wanted. He did. He started his own business. Now with a sprawling high-tech manufacturing firm, he’s working harder than ever -- and loving it.
That’s the thing with retirement these days. The “get rich by 40 and retire” strategy has evolved into a retire, and then do-what-you’ve-always-wanted-to-do mentality.Read More